"Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved." (Joel 2:32)
So why don't I call on His name? Why do I run to this person or that person, when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I set down to plot my own course and make my own plans? Why don't I immediately place myself and my burden on the Lord?
Straight ahead is the best way to run, so why don't I run directly to the living God? Instead, I look in vain for deliverance everywhere else, but with God I will find it. With Him I have His royal promise: "[I] will be saved." And with Him I never need to ask if I may call on Him or not, for the word "everyone" is all encompassing. It includes me and means anybody and everybody who calls upon His name.
Therefore I will trust in this verse and will immediately call on the glorious Lord who has made such a great promise.
My situation is urgent, and I cannot see how I will ever be delivered. Yet this is not my concern, for He who made the promise will find a way to keep it. My part is simply to obey His commands, not to direct His ways. I am His servant, not His advisor. I call upon Him and He will deliver me.
Charles H. Spurgeon
just catching up on your posts ... so, i was surprised to find a quote from mine ... i guess that was why the Lord put it on my heart to share my morning devotions - cause someone else needed those words too ...ReplyDelete
blessings on you!
I shared this awesome devotional on my blog at:ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for faithfully passing it on, David!
I think I'm going to quote this to a friend that needs to hear these words. Thank you it could change a life.ReplyDelete